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Perspective: We knew all along how the Machado era in Baltimore would end

Perspective: We knew all along how the Machado era in Baltimore would end

The inevitable end of the Manny Machado era with the Orioles took place in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, with the American League starting shortstop running to second base to take selfies with a former teammate — former Oriole and current Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis — and a rumored future one — cheesing with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp.

It ended with Machado maintaining his composure while his brow was sweating from the TV camera lights and the squeeze of reporters around his locker.

It ended with Machado entering Nationals Park wearing a baby-blue suit with only a thick gold chain underneath his double-breasted jacket — dress shirt...

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